Joined on 05/02/13
Pros: Easy Install, Works with Vista x64, Fast Performance
Cons: Poor Driver Support on the disk... in order to install Onto one of the drives, first a floppy or CD must be made from the CD they include (You can't use the CD they give you to install windows)... Also in order to get this working under Vista x64 you must go to the adaptec website and download the signed drivers as the x64 bit drivers they include on the CD are UNSIGNED!!!
Overall Review: I'd have to say other than the little driver issue, Great card!! A bit tough fitting SATA cables with clips into the slots (a little force was required). Also this card may pose problems if you do not have a PCI Express x4 slot available (I have ONE x8 slot and am now using it for this card.) Overall Great Product! just wish the Vista drivers came on the disk and you didn't have to make a second CD or Floppy just in order to install vista.
DO NOT BUY
Pros: Nice Paper Weight... or it's also a great way if you want to cost yourself alot more in the long run! DO NOT BUY THIS...
Cons: Ok, a heads up to everyone... this powersupply DESTROYED my CD-ROM drive(s)... I had purchased it for a new system I'm building, with the first powerup, my CD-ROM started to smoke... I thought to myself "hmm, it's a bad drive" so I connected another drive, one from my other desktop, and THAT one started smoking too!!! it also started to make funny smells coming directly from the PSU and got VERY hot... it is NOT UL Certified, and in my opinion, NOT SAFE.
Overall Review: Please, before buying this product, think carefully if you would rather have a cheap computer, or a home to live in... this thing will burn your house down if you're not careful. take into consideration all the reviews here, but honestly, from my experiance, smoke, sparks, and heat are just asking for a fire... and the fact there is NO safety certification on it, it cannot be guarenteed by insurance.
Pros: Great Circulation, Good for SLI setups where the lower extra cooling is great. overall great case, comes with everything you'll need! easy setup, took 1 hour to fully build.
Cons: comes in PIECES. to install front Cold Cathode, you must use your OWN velcro that isn't supplied. you also have to modify the case for it. Screwless sucks! use screws! you'll be happy you did!
Overall Review: Great case overall, but remember to buy some extra screws. though screwless units are nice, the support this one has, is not ample for today's heavy cards. the cards will fall right out.
Comments: Easy Instalation, Fast, Simple, Plug in and turn on, no drivers needed! Just be warned, there are NO instructions on how to install Wake on LAN... you have to figure that out yourself if you want to use the feature, it's labled WOL and comes with the wire, but you have to find the appropiate place on the motherboard for the wire.